Description

My first ever build of gaming PC. I saved since entering college until the end of my first working year for this build. Built from scratch with help of tons of Youtube tutorial videos. Almost give up when Maximus X Hero built-in IO shield doesn't fit into NZXT H510 case. After hours of scouring the internet, I decided that the best thing for me to do is to remove the mobo's IO shield. Other than that, everything works fine. It works the first time I power up this baby, booting up into UEFI/BIOS immediately. Such a big relief.

I named it F01-Proclamator. F stands for my initial, 01 for my first ever build, and proclamator... well, it is to proclaim that I have ascended to PC Master Race winks.

I mainly use it for gaming at 1440p. Everything but the graphic card are new. Got my 1080 Ti at half the normal price (used). From the photo, keyboard and mouse are different from the list. That is because they haven't arrived yet but I can't wait to assemble everything. So I used my old mouse and keyboard from years ago. Gonna update soon when those final pieces arrive.

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

turns head completely upside down

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

haha sorry man, the radiator only fit to be mounted on the front, hence the upside down logo XD

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the first build, looks solid! Only thing I would say is maybe try and clean up some of those wires, Either way it looks great.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

thank you very much! Believe me, that is my best try to clean up those cable XD, before it was sooo horrible. Maybe if I switch to white cable it would look much cleaner.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I feel that for sure, cable management isn't the easiest thing your first time building. Cable extensions definitely help, I'm using some white ones myself. Either way, great build!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Super cool. Too bad that logo is upside down.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I know! It’s driving me nuts! But from the looks of it, it’s like that because there wouldn’t be enough clearance for the power cable to the block if it was mounted with the logo the other other way around.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

yeah man sorry for that. The radiator has to be on the top for the logo to be normal. But it doesn't fit there, the only way to mount it is on the front, hence the upside down logo. Aaaand I don't understand how to fix that manually (have to open the cpu block and I'm afraid to break it)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

All good. You still get my +1!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

i've been running my pc with no I/O shield for 2 years now , still alive and kicking!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The only problem is the dust , i clean it every few months

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

yeah the dust will get in quickly without the shiled. well, time to buy compressed air then

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

i use a quick filler to clean my PC , datavac is also good for removing dust

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

thanks!